|Ford Focus (first generation)|
|Assembly||General Pacheco, Argentina|
Santa Rosa, Philippines
|Designer||John Doughty (1995) & Claude Lobo (1995)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact car / Small family car (C)|
|Body style||3- and 5-door hatchback|
|Predecessor||Ford Escort (Europe/Latin America/South Africa)|
Ford Escort (North America)
Ford Laser (Asia and Australasia)
|Successor||Ford Focus (second generation, Europe)|
Ford Focus (second generation, North America)
The Ford Focus (first generation) is a compact car that was manufactured by Ford in Europe from 1998-2004 and by Ford in North America from 1999-2007. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000 model year. Manufacturing in Argentina continued until 2008, and it was still on sale in Brazil until 2009.
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